Missouri governor to end limits on college tuition increases

Tuition Costs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A bill Gov. Mike Parson is signing will end Missouri limits on college tuition increases.

Currently, public colleges and universities can raise tuition to keep up with inflation, compensate for cuts in state aid or keep up with the average tuition rates across the state. The new law will allow college officials to raise tuition as much as they want beginning in July 2022.

The wide-ranging legislation also will let college athletes profit off their fame and celebrity, although the NCAA preemptively scrapped rules against that earlier this month.